Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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pre diagnosis

hi my son has yet to get a diagnosis i'm just not too sure what to expect i am a single mother my husband left recently not being able to cope with what he may have to go...

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my son wont eat

hi my 22 month old son has pdd and I can't get him to eat dinner he used to eat pasta but now is refusing to eat that too any suggestions

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Embarressed Father?

My son's father is embarrassed of him. All of his other family members accept him and have confronted his father about this. His father still doesn't be bothered. His father has...

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divorce because of autism

Has anyone wanted a divorce because their child got autism from their spouses side of the family and you don't want another child w/autism? I want another child but not w/my...

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Diffusing the rages

Hi again. :) I'm curious (without an official diagnosis), what are ways you use to calm or diffuse volatile or potentially volatile rages/aggressions? My 13 yo son gets worse...

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Milk may be magical

For 6 months my son was allergic to milk and eggs. The allergist gave us the go-ahead to reintroduce milk late last week, and I am shocked to report that his autism symptoms...

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Autistic Son in Little League

My son is 9 and has been diagnosed with PDDNOS. He tells me he loves playing baseball, but when he is on the field, he doesn't seem interested. He walks from the field to the...

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Autism

My 12 rear old daughter has been diagnosed as on autistic spectrum, in main stream school, gets very angry and violent towards me, anyone who has experienced this with their...

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Please help with potty tips!

I have two boys on the spectrum. My soon to be 5 year old is significantly impacted and is not at all willing to us the toilet. I used all the classic tricks on his brother...

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Cutting out wheat

I think my son has outgrown his allergies to milk and eggs (about to reintroduce them to find out for sure), but I just learned that my son has a wheat allergy. Anyone have...

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Aspergers and self esteem

My son is 11 and was diagnosed with aspergers 2 years ago. He's very high functioning. But, in his mind he's "retarded". There are days that I hear "I'm retarded" and "I'm...

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introducing myself

I've. been on this site a couple. of times without introducing. myself. im a 48 year old. mother college. graduate. mother of 2 a girl a senior. in college. that is 28. and an....

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the journey.

in the journey. of being a parent of. a child with a diablity i have. learned. to put. myself frist i. have an 11year old son with autism. and developmental delay. at the time...

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efucstions

I have an. 11 year old son with. Autism. Development. Delay. And. A.D.D ,between 2006-2012 the school district did not do an educational evauation on my son . between that...

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what is an IEP

my 12 year old son has has difficulty following the school program so he has fallen behind . he moved from a school with seven children and now is in a school with a classroom...

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My son will not poop on the potty

My almost 7 year old will not poop on the potty. He has high functioning autism. I have tried many different ideas from family, Internet, doctor. I'm a very patient mom, but now...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NO. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear to me....

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medcaid waiver

I have a Medicaid. Wavier for. My son with Autism. Developmental delay and A.D,D im having a. Hard Time getting op,speech,and pt outside of the school. Medicaid. Waiver says...

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Need Advice

I'm trying to find new ways to stay from stressing out. What do you other Autism Mom's do? Any tips?

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my 6 year old son wont sleep

my son is 6 years old and was recently diagnosed with autism he's on 70 milligrams of trazodone and still does not sleephe also is at the point where he's kicking and hitting...

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Please help

Hi my 3 year old doesn't speak he says 5-10 words at most he doesn't enjoy playing with children except his brother (if he is alone with other children he will walk away n play...

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Other moms exclude my son

Looking for commiseration and comfort. I have a 3.5 year old on the spectrum. We live in a neighborhood with tons of parents in their 30's and toddlers everywhere you turn. I've...

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6 year old autistic son

Hi my name is Hope and I am the mother of a 6 year old autistic/ adhd combined type. I decided yesterday to remove my son from the public school system. He had been through the...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...